Black Pepper Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry

Black Pepper Beef and Cabbage Stir Fry

World Cuisine Asian Chinese

A very simple Chinese stir-fry dish which is fabulous in taste. I saw my husband going for two additional servings of it and I had to remind him to leave some for the rest of the family! Serve with hot steamed rice.

Servings per recipe: 4
Calories per serving: 280
Preparation time: 15m
Total cooking time: 30m


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 small head cabbage, shredded
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste
  • salt, to taste (optional)


  • 1   Heat a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat, and add oil. Saute garlic for about 5 seconds, then add ground beef. Stir-fry until beef is evenly brown; drain excess fat.
  • 2   Stir in cabbage and pepper, and cook until vegetables are tender and beef is fully cooked. Stir in soy sauce. Mix together cornstarch and water, and stir in. Season with pepper; add salt to taste. Cook, stirring, until sauce has thickened.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 22.1g 34%
    Saturated Fat 7.0g  
Cholesterol 48mg 16%
Sodium 547mg 22%
Potassium 380mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 9.5g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3.1g 12%
Protein 11.6g 23%
Sugars 4g  
Vitamin A 1021IU  
Vitamin C 72mg  
Calcium 52mg  
Iron 2mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 6mg  
Vitamin B6 0mg  
Magnesium 29mg  
Folate 57mcg